At the time there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. The average life expectancy of a person with the disease is around 8 to 10 years. In very rare causes some people have been known to live up to 20 years with the disease. How long a person with Alzheimer’s is determined by how severe the case is. If it is only a mild cause the person affected by the disease is more likely to live longer.
This will cost the UK £26 billion a year. The £11.6 billion cost of the 1.34 billion hours of unpaid carer provided each year has been calculated on the basis of the replacement and opportunity costs of this care. The total of £26.3 billion is 24% higher than the figure reported in the first edition of Dementia UK. Most of the difference is driven by the increase in numbers of people with dementia. Also observed a decrease in the age of people suffering from dementia.
| Alzheimer’s: How It Affects the Individual | | | [Type the author name] | 8/21/2012 | | Alzheimer’s: How It Affects the Individual It is said to be that more than 36 million people worldwide have Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia; it affects memory, motor skills, thinking and other basic skills that we use every day. It accounts for 50-80% of all dementia cases. AD affects the individual’s life and those close to the individual. It can be taxing emotionally, physically and financially.
Elderly as a Vulnerable Population Faustino Hernandez NUR/440 June 11, 2011 University of Phoenix Elderly as a Vulnerable Population According To the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary (2002), vulnerability is the Ability to "Be Easily Physically, Emotionally, or mentally hurt, Influenced or attacked." “As one of the faster growing segments of the population, over 70 million American citizens will be considered elderly by 2030 (Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention , 2007).” The United States Census Bureau states that, the Population greater Than 65 years old is growing at a rapid pace and by the year 2050 will duplicate and will increase from 12 to 20 percent of the population. This same percentage will be considered vulnerable population. Currently 40 million of people in the United States are 65 years or older, according to the Census Bureau these numbers will be expected to double by 2050, longevity will increased and this will bring a new number of common diseases which, will make this group more vulnerable. At Any Given Time, anyone can become vulnerable, the composition of the population has changed demographically and the elderly population has increased in recent years because of the development of the science and technology, but with this increment of the elderly population the vulnerability increases as well, due to some factors that this vulnerable population is exposed to, such as increase of the needs, physical and mental limitations, and lack of financial resources.
Why or why not? “According to the CDC, as many as 20,000 new spinal cord injuries occur annually. Depending on the year, up to 10% of spine injuries occur in pediatric patients. Spinal cord-injured patients face lifetimes of increased medical costs that can be as high as $30,000 a year. When these injuries occur in children who have many years to live, the lifetime costs for a single patient can exceed $3 million” (Collopy, Kivlehan & Snyder, 2012, p. 56).
In 1993, the community programs served over 170,000 people. State financial support to local programs has increased from $165.8 million in 1980 to $1 billion in 1993. This dramatic increase in state support for community mental health was made possible by closing state hospitals such as The Traverse City State Hospital that cost as much as $500,000 per bed per year. (Michaelsen
Quality Improvement Plan part I April, 4 2010 Quality Improvement Plan part I The United States population is aging, according to USA Today more than 7% Americans aged 75 and older lived in nursing homes in 2006,this number decreased compared with 8.1% in 2000 and 10.2% in 1990.According to studies, nursing home resident are the nation’s greatest consumers of prescriptions and over-the-counter medications, are especially vulnerable to medication-related problems( Avorn, 1995) . In the U.S., older adults consume an estimated 34% of all prescriptions, though they constitute just 13% of the U.S. population (American
There will be no progress on the health of children that fall victim to SHS if nothing is ever put in place to stop it. It has been found that almost 60% of U.S. children from the age of 3-11 years of age, or around 22 million children are exposed. This is causing 790,000 doctor appointments for children with ear infections annually as well as 7,500 to 15,000 hospitalizations per year. The Environmental Protection Agency reported in 2008 that the medical cost for children exposed to second hand smoke is a total of more that $700 million per year. With this legislation being made into a federal law by Congress that all states must implement, it will not only save the health of children being exposed but also save the family and tax payers
Approximately 550,000 individuals are determined to have heart failure every year. It's the main source of hospitalization in individuals more established than 65. Heart failure doesn't mean the heart has quit working. It implies the heart is less ready to pump blood through the heart and body, and weight in the heart goes up. Subsequently,